Chung says he can play, but it's not his decision

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Chung says he can play, but it's not his decision

By Danny Picard
CSNNE.com Staff Reporter Follow @dannypicard
FOXBORO --The Patriots could certainly use Patrick Chung in thesecondary on Sunday in Oakland, but prior to Thursdays practice at GilletteStadium, the injured safety said his status for Week 4 is not up to him.

Thats the coachs decision, trainers decision, saidChung, who had right thumb surgery after Week 2, forcing him to miss lastSundays game against the Buffalo Bills. I dont make that decision. Im justgoing to make sure Im ready to go.

Chung was later asked if he would be able to play againstthe Raiders with a cast on his hand. To that, he responded, Me? I can play .. . Ill be ready to play. If coach wants me out there, then Im out there.

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Report: Hernandez jurors were invited to funeral

Report: Hernandez jurors were invited to funeral

A member of the jury that acquitted Aaron Hernandez of double-murder said jurors were invited to Hernandez’s funeral by defense attorney Jose Baez, The Boston Herald reported. 

Hernandez, the former Patriots tight end who was already serving a life sentence for the murder of Odin Lloyd when he was acquitted in the 2012 double-murder in Boston, killed himself in his prison cell last week. His funeral was in his hometown of Bristol, Connecticut on Monday. 

One juror told the Herald that Baez offered to pay for bus to have jury attend funeral. 

More from the Herald report: 

“I was invited, but I decided ultimately not to go,” said Robert Monroe, one of 12 jurors who on April 14 acquitted Hernandez of the murders of Cape Verdean immigrants Daniel de Abreu, 29, and Safiro Furtado, 28. Both were living in Dorchester.

“I received a message, if any of the jurors wanted to go to the Aaron Hernandez funeral, that [Hernandez’s attorney] Jose Baez would rent a bus to get us back and forth,” Monroe told the Herald today.